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By Supun Dias

The Police Narcotics Bureau (PNB) has deployed several teams to arrest those in connection with the drug racket that was recently ousted after police seized one of the largest stocks of heroin yesterday, PNB Director Sisira Mendis said.
 

The PNB believes that the drug ring has been operating in the country for sometime with the drugs smuggled in by boat due to the tight security maintained at the Colombo Bandaranaika airport, Mendis added.
 

PNB officials together with the Kalpitiya police seized 40 kg of heroin with a domestic market value estimated to be at Rs. 240 million in the early hours of yesterday.
 

The heroin was seized after a deputy ministers coordinating secretary who was arrested while trying to flee the country provided information about the drug ring.
 

He was also wanted in connection with the detection of 30.6 kg of herion at Mundalama last month and in connection, two more suspects are being detained.
 

The Mundalama heroin is valued between Rs. 115 million and Rs. 175 million.
 

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  • Saturday, 13 March 2010 09:24 AM

    Give maxmimum punishment of 30 years but don't kill them.

    Saturday, 13 March 2010 01:57 AM

    Some Political Enforcement should be behind this.

    Friday, 12 March 2010 01:35 PM

    Who is the Dep Minister? How about some names??

    Friday, 12 March 2010 01:37 PM

    ??? really?

    Saturday, 13 March 2010 03:26 AM

    Any other politicians involved, or are protecting them Pnb?

    Saturday, 13 March 2010 03:30 AM

    PNB will never go after the big crooks and the politicos,that is our main curse .We are also as corrupt as Indian Police or worst

    Friday, 12 March 2010 02:49 PM

    hope the king of the smugglers would be caught and sentenced to death,even if he is a very big political vip

    Saturday, 13 March 2010 05:37 AM

    Man for ones please appreciate what our people are doing, please.

    Friday, 12 March 2010 04:00 PM

    Please keep up the good work for the sake of Future Generations.

    Friday, 12 March 2010 05:33 PM

    Who is the Minister and his coordinating secretary?

    Friday, 12 March 2010 07:11 PM

    Disclose the name of the deputy minister, before people elect him again, at the upcoming general election.

    Friday, 12 March 2010 07:41 PM

    This would be big setback for the drug dealers. Seizing 70kg of heroin is a huge achievement, by any standard. Well-done, PNB!


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